Duty Homers

I just posted on facebook that I am collecting funny, wise beyond their years, strange etc children stories like this one from Bonnie Brimhall Pauley–

Everyone needs a Riley Jo in their life to cheer them up. My mood was quite blue until she came down today. Part of my conversation…
Riley Jo: Mamaw, do you have on a bra today?
Me: Yes, I do.
Riley Jo: Well, what color is it? (as she is trying to lift my shirt up)

And this one from me–
There was a barn dance at a friend’s place. I took five year old Luke and after a while he had to pee. We went outside and I suggested that he go farther away from the barn, up where the last car was parked. He said no. I asked why.
“There are duty homers up there.”
“What are duty homers?”
“Like a fox with a larger mouth. And they live under the ground and they walk funny.”
“What do they eat?”
“Meal smalls.”
“What are meal smalls like?”
“Hats and rooters.”

About Sam's Branch

I joined the Peace Corps in 1961 as West Virginia’s first volunteer. Go to Amazon.com to order my book Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories. I am the eighth generation of my family born in the Big Coal River Valley of West Virginia. My father and grandfather were underground coal miners. I have a chemical engineering degree from West Virginia University (WVU). After training to make sidewinder missiles, I joined the Peace Corps and taught chemistry and coached the track team at a secondary school in Nigeria. Since that time, I was WVU’s first full time foreign student advisor and worked in urban outreach, organic farming, construction labor, and high school teaching. I recently retired from the board of directors of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy (wvhighlands.org), and recently retired from the board of directors of the West Virginia Kanawha State Forest Foundation (ksff.org). I am still on the board of the Labor History Association and the West Virginia Environmental Education Association and recently joined the board of the West Virginia Civil Liberties Union. I am active in the campaign to stop the destructive practice of mountain top removal strip mining in the Appalachian Mountains. You may contact me at martinjul@aol.com or my blog samsbranch.wordpress.
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